Show Schedule

It’s Spectrum Miami time! Check out the amazing work by the [PLATFORM] Artist of the Year Award winner and finalists, see live art demos, and hear inspiring discussions at our series of Art Talks. View stunning installations against the night sky, enjoy refreshing cocktails alongside live music and entertainment, and mingle with art aficionados from all walks of life as you imbibe all the excitement that Spectrum Miami have to offer. There’s so much to see and do, you’ll want to come back more than once!

Wednesday, Nov. 30: Opening Night Preview Party

Wednesday, Nov. 30
6:00–10:00 pm – OPENING NIGHT PREVIEW PARTY

The art, the events, and the excitement of Spectrum Miami all come alive on Opening Night! Enjoy the hottest tracks from New York’s DJ Keith Butler while experiencing a sneak peek at everything Spectrum Miami has to offer.

 

6:00–10:00 pm – SPECIAL EVENT: WATER FOR PEOPLE
Spectrum Miami Back Patio
Be transported back in time as you step into this special installation and vintage water truck. See the beautiful, limited-edition Absolut Elyx copper pineapples and hear about Water For People’s mission to provide access to improved water and sanitation systems in developing countries—and how every copper pineapple is helping to achieve that goal.


6:00–10:00 pm – ART LAB 1: “ART LOVES FASHION”
Sculpture Garden
Planet Fashion TV, the syndicated fashion series, is pleased to host “Art Loves Fashion.” This private event will feature fashion shows, cocktails, and a live performance by a special celebrity recording artist. For information, contact info@planetfashiontv.com.

 

6:30 pm – ART LAB 2: [PLATFORM] ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARDS: WINNER REVEAL
Booth 909
Join us as we announce the winner of the [PLATFORM] Artist of the Year contest! After months of searching, reviewing artwork, and interviewing artists, tonight is the culmination of the whole process—don’t miss it! You’ll also get to meet the Top 10 Finalists and view their artwork. Be sure to vote for your favorite!

SMIA16 Opening Night
Opening Night at Spectrum Miami
Absolut Elyx Copper Pineapple
Absolut Elyx - Water For People
Planet Fashion TV - Art Loves Fashion
Planet Fashion TV - Art Loves Fashion
[PLATFORM] Artist of the Year Awards
[PLATFORM] Artist of the Year Awards

Thursday, Dec. 1: Show Hours: 12:00–8:00 pm

12:00–8:00 pm – ART LAB 2: [PLATFORM] ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARDS
Booth 909
Meet the [PLATFORM] Artist of the Year winner and finalists and see their artwork. Be sure to vote for your favorite!

12:00–8:00 pm – SPECIAL EVENT: WATER FOR PEOPLE
Spectrum Miami Back Patio

2:30 pm – MEET THE ARTIST
Live Demonstration: Rosaria Aestus Vigorito, Contemporary Art Projects USA
Booth 315

Meet specially invited artist Rosaria Aestus Vigorito from Italy and watch as she paints the next addition to her special installation and project, Mosaics of Inner States. Learn how making art has helped her through dark moments and continues to be a source of sustenance. Watch as she channels her passion onto the canvas!

3:30 pm – MEET THE ARTIST
Live Demonstration: LaunchPad Artist Luis A. Gutierrez
Booth 802

The artist chosen for 2016’s LaunchPad Program, Luis A. Gutierrez, will show you how he creates his thoughtful artwork. Born in Columbia and now a Miami resident, Luis has a passion for creativity and making a difference that fuels his award-winning collections. In a world where we are bombarded by media of all kinds, Luis questions the effect it has on our daily lives.

4:00 pm – ART TALK: ENVIRONMENT & LANDSCAPE IN CONTEMPORARY ART
Linda VarnHagen-Phelps, Artist and Professor at Miami International University of Art & Design
Art Talk Area

Join the conversation! In this Art Talk, we’ll discuss the idea of the changing landscape in contemporary art-making practices. Time, proximity, and environment all influence how and why an artist creates. Looking at past and current works of several artists, including David Hilliard, Linda will explore how her work and the work of others has changed over their careers.

4:30 pm – MEET THE ARTIST
Live Demonstration: Garsot and Helen Kagan, ArtSynergism by Garsot and Helen Kagan
Booth 111

Watch the collaboration of two artists, the legendary Garsot and the esteemed Helen Kagan, come alive. They call their concept Synergism—a way to give each artist’s individual gifts a new dimension and expand into something greater than their individual selves. See this synergy in action as they create their newest masterpiece.

4:30 pm – MEET THE ARTIST
Live Demonstration: Mary Hong, Alexander and Victor Fine Art
Booth 613

Meet Mary Hong, an award-winning artist and entrepreneur and one of the [PLATFORM] Artist of the Year Special Category Winners. Watch as Mary crafts one of her dynamic, glass-encrusted mixed-media pieces, fusing color and composition together in creative harmony.

5:00 pm – MEET THE ARTIST
Quetzalcoatl, Contemporary Art Projects USA
Booth 315

Meet Puerto Rican artist Quetzalcoatl and see his special installation project, Peeking. His comments about his work give us a clue to his creative spirit: “I was inspired by the eyes… by seeing. Roll down your sunglasses and take a peek… Are you living? Are you kissing? Are you listening? Are you seeing?” Join him for a conversation about his creative passions.

5:00 pm – MEET THE ARTIST
John Napoli, John Napoli Fine Art
Booth 308

It’s impossible not to be inspired by John Napoli, because his deep love for art shows in every piece he creates. He says, “I love art. I want to grow it. I want to take it to places it’s never been before. Have it be something it’s only dreamed of being. My art philosophy is to create work that exists purely for its aesthetic. Work that is riddled with mystery, beauty, meaning, and artistic ingenuity.” Stop by and see what he’s been up to in his treehouse studio!

5:30 pm – MEET THE ARTIST
Souren Mousavi, Souren Mousavi Studio
Booth 520

Persian-born artist Souren Mousavi’s amazing watercolor paintings, drawings, and distinctive oil and acrylic paintings are all infused with vivid color and form. Her journey to safety and freedom and, of course, her cultural heritage and feminine perspective have all influenced her work. Come listen to her inspirations and see her award-winning art.

6:00 pm – MEET THE ARTIST
Live Demonstration: LaunchPad Artist Luis A. Gutierrez
Booth 802

6:00 pm – MEET THE ARTIST
Peter Kephart, Gallery NK
Booth 519

Come meet Peter Kephart and see his fireworks—literally. Every piece of his art is created in part by fire. Start with a bonfire in the woods, add paper, gunpowder, water, maybe a bit of watercolor, and the singeing and burning create the beginning of the artwork. Embellished with smoldering charcoal onsite, each piece is completed in the studio with soft pastels. You’ll be amazed!

6:30 pm – MEET THE ARTIST
Live Demonstration: Rosaria Aestus Vigorito, Contemporary Art Projects USA
Booth 315

[PLATFORM] Artist of the Year Awards
[PLATFORM] Artist of the Year Awards
smia16_show-schedule-absolute-elyx
Absolut Elyx - Water For People
Contemporary Art Projects USA - Rosaria Aestus Vigorito
Rosaria Aestus Vigorito, Contemporary Art Projects USA - Booth 315
Luis A. Gutierrez
LaunchPad Artist - Luis A. Gutierrez - Booth 802
ArtSynergism by Garsot and Helen Kagan
ArtSynergism by Garsot and Helen Kagan - Booth 111
Artist Mary Hong
Blue Abstract by Mary Hong - [PLATFORM] Artist of the Year Special Category Winner
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Quetzalcoatal, Contemporary Art Projects USA - Booth 315
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John Napoli Fine Art - Booth 308
Souren Z. Mousavi
Souren Z. Mousavi - Booth 520
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Peter Kephart, Gallery NK - Booth 519

Friday, Dec. 2: Show Hours: 12:00–8:00 pm

12:00–8:00 pm – ART LAB 2: [PLATFORM] ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARDS
Booth 909
Meet the [PLATFORM] Artist of the Year winner and finalists and see their artwork. Be sure to vote for your favorite!

12:00–8:00 pm – SPECIAL EVENT: WATER FOR PEOPLE
Spectrum Miami Back Patio

1:00 pm – ART TALK: DESIGN FRIDAY! DEFINING YOUR COLLECTION
Robin Hodes, Editor and Designer, Florida Design Magazine
Art Talk Area

Join Robin Hodes and her panel as they discuss how to identify your taste, define your style, and collect what you love. We’ll discuss color, theme, genre, and interpretive message, plus how to incorporate it all into your home decor. It’s a don’t-miss Design Friday Art Talk!

2:00 pm – MEET THE ARTIST
Amy LaBonte, Artblend
Booth 307

Meet Amy LaBonte, an abstract contemporary artist whose work is so influenced by nature that she imagines the woods and ocean, silence, cicadas, wild berries, and peaceful summer afternoons as part of every piece. She considers her abstracts an embodiment of the expressionists’ bold organics and depth psychology, combined with her love of rhythm and movement. What will you see in her collection?

2:30 pm – MEET THE ARTIST
Live Demonstration: Rosaria Aestus Vigorito, Contemporary Art Projects USA
Booth 315

3:30 pm – MEET THE ARTIST
Live Demonstration: LaunchPad Artist Luis A. Gutierrez
Booth 802

4:00 pm – MEET THE ARTIST
Live Demonstration: Noel Aquino, Elizabeth Reyes Gallery
Booth 513

See Noel Aquino create his next “contemporary modernism” work of art. Since leaving Cuba and coming to the United States, Aquino’s work has shifted from realistic interpretations to his present style, which seems to evoke perceptions of familiarity from the viewer. Watch as his color play turns the canvas into a beautiful expression of his art.

4:30 pm – MEET THE ARTIST
Live Demonstration: Garsot and Helen Kagan, ArtSynergism by Garsot and Helen Kagan
Booth 111

4:30 pm – MEET THE ARTIST
Denyse Klette, Denyse Klette Studio
Booth S1121
Come meet artist Denyse Klette, whose whimsical style will delight you. Every piece reflects the depth of her imagination, one that has never stopped growing since she made the decision when she was eight years old to become an artist. It’s easy to see that she loves what she does—and you will too!

5:00–8:00 pm – DJ KEITH BUTLER
Enjoy the hottest tracks from New York’s DJ Keith Butler while experiencing the excitement of Spectrum Miami’s amazing art and events.

5:30 pm – MEET THE ARTIST
Souren Mousavi, Souren Mousavi Studio
Booth 520

6:00 pm – MEET THE ARTIST
Live Demonstration: LaunchPad Artist Luis A. Gutierrez
Booth 802

6:00 pm – MEET THE ARTIST
Alexis Silk, Gary Traczyk, Harry Roa, and Jim Keller, Mattson’s Fine Art
Booth 411

Come meet this remarkable group of artists from Mattson’s, featuring sculpture, sculpture, and more sculpture! Whether they work with glass, wood, steel, or precious metals and stones, these four acclaimed artists have stories and art that will amaze you. Whose piece will be the right addition to your collection?

6:00 pm – MEET THE ARTIST
Peter Kephart, Gallery NK
Booth 519

6:30 pm – MEET THE ARTIST
Live Demonstration: Rosaria Aestus Vigorito, Contemporary Art Projects USA
Booth 315

[PLATFORM] Artist of the Year Awards
[PLATFORM] Artist of the Year Awards
smia16_show-schedule-absolute-elyx-truck
Absolut Elyx - Water For People
Florida Design Magazine
Robin Hodes, Editor and Designer, Florida Design Magazine
Amy LaBonte - Artblend
Amy LaBonte, Artblend Booth 307
Jose Luis Quinones, Artblend
Jose Luis Quinones, Artblend Booth 307
Noel Aquino, Elizabeth Reyes Gallery
Noel Aquino, Elizabeth Reyes Gallery - Booth 307
Denyse Klette
Denyse Klette - Booth S1121
smia16_show-schedule-dj-keith-butler
DJ Keith Butler: 5pm–8pm
Souren Mousavi Studio
Souren Z. Mousavi - Booth 520
Jim Keller - Mattson’s Fine Art
Jim Keller, Mattson’s Fine Art - Booth 411
Alexis Silk - Mattson’s Fine Art
Alexis Silk, Mattson’s Fine Art - Booth 411

Saturday, Dec. 3: Show Hours: 12:00–8:00 pm

12:00–8:00 pm – ART LAB 2: [PLATFORM] ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARDS
Booth 909
Meet the [PLATFORM] Artist of the Year winner and finalists and see their artwork. Be sure to vote for your favorite!

12:00–8:00 pm – SPECIAL EVENT: WATER FOR PEOPLE
Spectrum Miami Back Patio

2:00 pm – MEET THE ARTIST
Valenz, Artblend
Booth 307

Come see the stories that Valenz tells in his art—you’ll recognize the objects and you’ll hear his interpretations of why they are important aspects of our lives.In his art, items such as chairs, stairs, beds, unicycles, trapezes, swings, and machines, all become stories of life. And it is clear that painting those interpretations is his life.

2:30 pm – MEET THE ARTIST
Live Demonstration: Rosaria Aestus Vigorito, Contemporary Art Projects USA
Booth 315

3:00 pm – MEET THE ARTIST
Cosimo Scianna, Artblend
Booth 307

Travel with Cosimo Scianna through his award-winning photography, which reflects his statement, “Walking the streets of a dormant city reveals extraordinary images of abstract intensity.” Cosimo has enjoyed a long and successful career, one that has demonstrated his relentless drive to reinvent himself in the search for new creative challenges. Whether as a designer and illustrator, conceptual photographer, director and cameraman, or fine art photographer, he has enjoyed the highest ranking in every field.

3:00 pm – ART TALK: LOOK INTO, LOOK BEYOND – THE UNEXPECTED
Rae Wang, Curator, and Zhi Huang, Research Associate, Huayuan Art
Art Talk Area

You may have thought they were paintings until you looked closer—or did you realize they were the famous photorealistic Suzhou embroideries and fresco panels? It’s a time-traveling, info-packed discussion on the inception of this ancient tradition. You’ll hear details of the classic techniques used in making the Suzhou embroidery works and fresco panel paintings, as well as how to collect and live with contemporary works deeply rooted in the history and tradition.

3:30 pm – MEET THE ARTIST
Live Demonstration: LaunchPad Artist Luis A. Gutierrez
Booth 802

4:00 pm – MEET THE ARTIST
Michelle and Robert Casarietti, Casarietti Studio
Booth S1101

Here’s a couple you’ll want to meet! Robert and Michelle Casarietti have been painting together on the same canvas for the last 16 years, creating collaborative original abstract paintings and sculptures. Each piece is imbued with positive energy and offers a place for meditation, reflection, healing, or a simple moment of peace.

4:00 pm – MEET THE ARTIST
Alexis Silk, Gary Traczyk, Harry Roa, and Jim Keller, Mattson’s Fine Art
Booth 411

4:00 pm – MEET THE ARTIST
Live Demonstration: Noel Aquino, Elizabeth Reyes Gallery
Booth 513

4:30 pm – MEET THE ARTIST
Live Demonstration: Garsot and Helen Kagan, ArtSynergism by Garsot and Helen Kagan
Booth 111

4:30 pm – MEET THE ARTIST
Peter Kephart, Gallery NK
Booth 519

5:00 pm – MEET THE ARTIST
Michael Lam, Mark James Ford, Riya Sharma, and Helene De Serres, ArtTour International
Booth 615

You won’t want to miss meeting this group of highly respected international artists. Chinese artist Michael Lam’s abstract and single-stroke paintings will amaze you with their beauty and complexity. The unrelenting focus and beautiful simplicity of Indian photographer Riya Sharma’s work is a stylistic approach that embodies her inspirations. Internationally recognized German photographer Mark James Ford’s main inspiration is rooted in the marvels of land and wildlife. Canadian artist and photographer Helene DeSerres’s use of shadow makes her floral images seem to leap off the canvas.

5:00–8:00 pm – DJ KEITH BUTLER
Enjoy the hottest tracks from New York’s DJ Keith Butler while experiencing the excitement of Spectrum Miami’s amazing art and events.

6:00 pm – MEET THE ARTIST
Live Demonstration: LaunchPad Artist Luis A. Gutierrez
Booth 802

6:30 pm – MEET THE ARTIST
Live Demonstration: Rosaria Aestus Vigorito, Contemporary Art Projects USA
Booth 315

[PLATFORM] Artist of the Year Awards
[PLATFORM] Artist of the Year Awards
Valenz, Artblend
Valenz, Artblend - Booth 307
smia16_show-schedule-cosimo-scianna
Cosimo Scianna, Artblend - Booth 307
Rae Wang - Huayuan Art
Rae Wang - Huayuan Art - Booth 218
Luis A. Gutierrez
LaunchPad Artist - Luis A. Gutierrez - Booth 802
Gary Traczyk - Mattson’s Fine Art
Gary Traczyk - Mattson’s Fine Art - Booth 411
Casarietti Studio
Casarietti Studio - Booth S1101
Riya Sharma
Riya Sharma, ArtTour International - Booth 615
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DJ Keith Butler: 5pm–8pm
ArtTour International
ArtTour International - Booth 615
Contemporary Art Projects USA - Rosaria Aestus Vigorito
Rosaria Aestus Vigorito, Contemporary Art Projects USA - Booth 315

Sunday, Dec. 4: Show Hours: 12:00–5:00 pm

12:00–5:00 pm – ART LAB 2: [PLATFORM] ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARDS
Booth 909
Meet the [PLATFORM] Artist of the Year winner and finalists and see their artwork. Be sure to vote for your favorite!

1:30 pm – MEET THE ARTIST
John Napoli, John Napoli Fine Art
Booth 308

2:00 pm – MEET THE ARTIST
Michael Lam, Mark James Ford, Riya Sharma, and Helene De Serres, ArtTour International
Booth 615

2:00 pm – MEET THE ARTIST
Live Demonstration: Rosaria Aestus Vigorito, Contemporary Art Projects USA
Booth 315

2:30 pm – MEET THE ARTIST
Alexis Silk, Gary Traczyk, Harry Roa, and Jim Keller, Mattson’s Fine Art
Booth 411

2:30 pm – MEET THE ARTIST
Live Demonstration: LaunchPad Artist Luis A. Gutierrez
Booth 802

2:30 pm – MEET THE ARTIST
Live Demonstration: Garsot and Helen Kagan, ArtSynergism by Garsot and Helen Kagan
Booth 111

3:00 pm – MEET THE ARTIST
Peter Kephart, Gallery NK
Booth 519

3:00 pm – MEET THE ARTIST
Live Demonstration: Noel Aquino, Elizabeth Reyes Gallery
Booth 513

[PLATFORM] Artist of the Year Awards
[PLATFORM] Artist of the Year Awards
John Napoli
John Napoli Fine Art - Booth 308
ArtSynergism by Garsot and Helen Kagan
ArtSynergism by Garsot and Helen Kagan - Booth 111

Spectrum Miami Programs

This year’s programs will feature the anticipated return of Art LabsLaunchPad Program, and a new Spotlight Program featuring wide array of modern, contemporary and cutting-edge art.

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